12th May

…‘Royal Red’ Acer platanoides ‘Royal Red’ Acer heldreichii looks very much like an A. platanoides! Acer heldreichii Acer heldreichii Azalea ‘Coccinea Grandiflora’ making a good show. Azalea ‘Coccinea Grandiflora’ Azalea…

28th October

…Better than Quercus rubra or not? Smaller leaf certainly here but the jury is out. Quercus coccinea Quercus coccinea Fothergilla major – what a collection of colours! Astonishing. Fothergilla major…

27th July

…quite all out together. Crinum powellii Crinum powellii Crinum powellii Crassula coccinea full out. Rather better than the species which we stock. Crassula coccinea Crassula coccinea Puya chilensis flower stalks….

1st August

…‘Coxs Orange Pippin’ Plum ‘Victoria’ was also loaded with fruit. Plum ‘Victoria’ Plum ‘Victoria’ Escallonia ‘Compacta Coccinea’ was looking good and makes a nice shrub. Escallonia ‘Compacta Coccinea’ Escallonia ‘Compacta…

15th May

…Melaleuca diosmifolia Crassula coccinea. Crassula coccinea Erica cerinthoides – the heath from South African which Burncoose has sold on occasion. Erica cerinthoides Echium gentianoides was a startling blue. Echium gentianoides…

16th May

…Tin Garden. Rhododendron decorum Azalea ‘Coccinea Grandiflora’. Azalea ‘Coccinea Grandiflora’ The Caerhays bred and paler coloured form of Rhododendron ‘Moonstone’. Rhododendron ‘Moonstone’ Rhododendron ‘Moonstone’ Rhododendron ‘Mi Amor’ at its fantastic…

1st May

…if we had the sun on it. beech tree The Quercus coccinea by the garden entrance is also putting on its first leaves. Strangely attractive how they seem to droop…

26th May

…Azalea ‘Coccinea Grandiflora’ – raised before 1922 Azalea ‘Coccinea Grandiflora’ Azalea ‘Corneille’ Azalea ‘Corneille’ Azalea ‘Corneille’ Azalea ‘Merveille’ Azalea ‘Merveille’ Azalea ‘Merveille’ Azalea ‘Bartholo Lazzari’ – nearly over – raised…

14th December

…jasminum ‘Album’ still with flower in a tunnel. Solarium jasminum ‘Album’ Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Jelena’ just out. Other varieties still to show colour. Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Jelena’ Schizostylis coccinea ‘Major’…

23rd October

…even better than a week ago. Quercus imbricaria Quercus imbricaria Quercus coccinea stunning too. Quercus coccinea Lagerstroemia indica ‘Red Emperor’ Lagerstroemia indica ‘Red Emperor’ Fothergilla intermedia ‘Blue Shadow’ Fothergilla intermedia…